The Special Marriage Act Experience

Well, it’s been about four and a half months since I got married in Pondicherry. Definitely not part of the plan when first came to India and started this blog. But this next set of posts has been a long time coming. The first part of the experience that I want to share is the …

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Learning to Drive

Last year when I was in India, I mostly made my way around on foot. For anywhere beyond walking distance, I would take an auto (rickshaw), or go with a friend who had a two-wheeler. My roommate rode a cycle, and when we would go out of town, we would travel mostly by bus. This …

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Sapatingala? Food culture in South India (Part 1 of 2)

Food is an incredibly important part of Indian culture, partially evidenced by the fact that Indian food is one of primary gateways to Indian culture abroad. I mean, if you ask the average America what they know about India, one of the first things they’re likely to comment on is the food. And, fittingly, food …

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